Collision Records as part of the WLAK (We Live As Kings) culture brings you "Promised Land" by Alex Faith. Written from a true burden and frustration of whites seeing themselves as the majority, feeling they have the freedom to do anything, say anything, while noticing and being a part of the problem.
Kendrick Lamar's new album, "Good Kid, M.A.A.D City", is brilliant, period. If for nothing else, it fully encapsulates the sound of an emerging (here!) Cali - artists who grew up with (but not as) the bangers, and possess the acumen to convey without glorifying that life through the music. With Dre's help, I'm listening again to a Cali I grew up wishing I knew better. I'm listening again to sounds that only could come out of Cali.